We initially giggled at the idea of Nike releasing a collection of the popular Benassi JDI slides bedecked with zippered mini pouches on the straps but for all intents and purposes, we couldn't stop thinking about this hybrid.
So we're (over)thinking out loud and listing all our sentiments on the Nike Fanny Pack slides below.
"Imagine being in line for coffee, then having to bend down to get your cash to pay and unwittingly flashing the person behind you."
"Is there a poised way to get your money when you need to pay?"
"If I need to get something, do I lift my knee up to my face or just take the slide off?"
"Handy but will require a forward planning when it's time to pay."
"Is it waterproof? How do you keep paper money in there?"
"Will I need to get a size bigger to make sure the fit doesn't get tighter when I've filled it with all my cash?"
"Will I need to distribute money evenly between my two feet?"
"Guess I don’t need to bring my wallet to the beach. How convenient!"
"It's also an anti-theft wallet! They'll never guess you've got money there!"
"So if you wear them to places that require an x-ray scan of your things before allowing entry (airports, five-star hotels, malls), you'll really have to take them off, put them through the machine, and walk through barefoot. Socks with slides it is!"
"If I put coins in there, will they jingle when I walk?"
"Did anyone need a Band-Aid? One sec, I have one in my slides."
"I wonder if it can fit my lipgloss... though keeping lipgloss on my feet might not be the best idea."
"I'll never have to rummage through my tote for my keys!"
"I can fill 'em up with M&Ms!"
Well, it seems that Nike's Fanny Pack slides are the hands-free purse we never knew we needed! It's a novelty—and could potentially be brilliant. Can't wait to try them on!
Nike has yet to announce the release, so watch this space for updates.